Corpus ID: 83458603

Emergent regularities and scaling in armed conflict data

  title={Emergent regularities and scaling in armed conflict data},
  author={E. D. Lee and B. Daniels and C. Myers and D. Krakauer and J. Flack},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
  • E. D. Lee, B. Daniels, +2 authors J. Flack
  • Published 2019
  • Geography, Physics, Biology
  • arXiv: Physics and Society
  • Armed conflict exhibits regularities beyond known power law distributions of fatalities and duration over varying culture and geography. We systematically cluster conflict reports from a database of $10^5$ events from Africa spanning 20 years into conflict avalanches. Conflict profiles collapse over a range of scales. Duration, diameter, extent, fatalities, and report totals satisfy mutually consistent scaling relations captured with a model combining geographic spread and local conflict-site… CONTINUE READING
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